Storm Kills Arkansas Couple In Mobile Home, Newborn Infant Survives

A severe storm that ripped through a mobile home park in Nashville, Arkansas has killed a couple, leaving behind their newborn infant, who survived the brutal storm.

According to ABC News, the married couple was killed Sunday after severe weather tore through the mobile home park where they lived.

Their newborn infant, who was found in the debris, survived.

Howard County Coroner John Gray said the male and female victims of the storm, who were in their late 20s or early 30s, died before midnight in Nashville, Arkansas.

Gray said the cause of their death was blunt force trauma, presumably as a result of flying debris.

The grandfather of the victims told KTBS they are Melissa and Michael Mooneyhan.

According to Gray, the newborn infant was inside the mobile home at the time of the incident and survived. It is unknown whether the baby suffered any injuries in the incident, although the grandfather of the victims said the infant newborn is “doing well.”

Severe storm activity was reported across the region Sunday, with damage and injuries in Van and Denton, Texas. It’s unclear if those storms produced any tornadoes.

A survey team from the National Weather Service is investigating the damage to determine if the deaths in Nashville, Arkansas were a result of a tornado.

WHNT reports that a fierce storm in the Texas town of Van injured at least 26 people and caused significant destruction late Sunday.

Warning sirens sounded before the storm hit Van, Texas, which may have saved lives. Fire Marshall Chuck Allen told the news station early Monday that everyone had been accounted for and that there were no deaths in the town.

Another death was reported in Eastland County, Texas, from Sunday’s storms.

What are your thoughts on the miracle of the newborn infant who survived a tornado?

[Photo courtesy of KTBS]